Progressives and Conservatives

I’m quite convinced that GK Chesterton had something profound to say about everything.  Here’s my latest find, thanks to Rod Bennett:

“The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution, the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his tradition…This is called the balance, or mutual check, in our Constitution.”

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